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World Trade Conference focuses on opportunities in Africa

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MOBILE, Alabama – Several high-profile speakers will discuss business opportunities in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa at the World Trade Conference on April 21-22 at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort & Spa in Point Clear. The conference, presented by the Gulf Coast Trade Alliance,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Regions Financial CEO Grayson Hall to chair SEUS Japan joint forum

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Grayson Hall, who leads Alabama’s only Fortune 500 company, has been named the 2015-16 private sector chairman for the Southeast U.S.-Japan Association as the group prepares for a joint meeting in Alabama with its Japanese counterpart. Hall, who serves as chairman,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards honors export success

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Robert Bentley today honored eight homegrown companies with Trade Excellence Awards for their accomplishments in exporting Alabama-made products and services to customers around the globe, reflecting a key priority of his administration’s economic growth strategy. [caption id="attachment_9989" align="alignright" width="172"] Gov. Bentley presented the Trade...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama exports climb to near record in 2014

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama exports climbed in 2014 to a near-record level, powered by shipments of Alabama-made automobiles to almost 100 countries, as well as rising overseas sales of products such as industrial machines, plastics, and iron and steel. Alabama’s exports totaled $19.518 billion...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama, Peru strengthen economic ties with agreement

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — A trade memorandum signed today will strengthen economic ties between Alabama and Peru, setting the stage for increased cooperation between the state and the South American nation. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Peru’s Ambassador to the United States, Harold Forsyth, formalized the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama trade mission shifts focus to building ties in Uruguay

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield met with high-level officials in Uruguay’s capital Thursday to discuss ways to advance mutually beneficial opportunities as an Alabama trade and business development mission moved into its final phase. Secretary Canfield, who is leading an Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama trade mission targets opportunities in Peru, Uruguay

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LIMA, Peru – Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading an Alabama delegation that includes eight homegrown businesses on a week-long trade and business development mission that seeks to build commercial ties in Peru and Uruguay. The Alabama team made its first stop in Lima,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Robert Stackpole: The Global Appeal of Alabama’s Southern Charm

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By: Robert Stackpole, director of the International Trade Administration’s Export Assistance Center in Birmingham, Ala.   In a business sense, Alabama can’t be pointed out in one location on a map. As the Alabama Department of Commerce is proud to point out, Alabama is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Business development mission to South Korea and Taiwan targets trade, investment

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – A team from the Alabama Department of Commerce led a business development mission to South Korea and Taiwan that sought to strengthen the state’s commercial ties with the Asian economic powerhouses. The Commerce team was headed by Secretary Greg Canfield and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Southeast Asia trade mission fosters business connections in Singapore (video)

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – An Alabama delegation on a Southeast Asia trade mission headed home today after meetings in Singapore, capping a coordinated, 13-day overseas visit that also allowed the group to make business connections in Indonesia and Thailand. While in Singapore, one of the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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